SPENDING SURVEY: As Enterprise Cloud Computing Adoption Matures, Investments In Application Development Increase. Application development (34%), managed services (27%), ERP implementations (22%) and cloud (20%) are the highest spending priorities for enterprises in 2015 according to the latest Cowen & Company IT spending survey. Read more

START UP ADVICE: Why Small Companies Should Use Cloud Computing. Just like information technologies have revolutionized the world, so cloud computing aims to transform the way companies do business. Cloud computing is considered by many IT experts as the tool dominating the next generation, being able to offer cheaper, faster, portable and safer operations for all kinds of companies, whether they are small, medium or large. Read more

QUARTERLY REPORT: IBM Cloud Computing Services Earns $7.7 Billion Over The Past Year. IBM’s most recent quarterly earnings report indicates that the company is seeing rapid growth in its cloud business revenues, which increased 75 percent year-over-year, resulting in total cloud revenues of $7.7 billion in the twelve months leading up to the end of 2015’s first quarter. Read more

PUBLIC CLOUD: Why Amazon Dominates Cloud Computing Yet Should Not Be Your Knee-Jerk Choice. Will Amazon ultimately dominate the public cloud and IaaS? It’s perhaps the prime question now on the minds of IT strategists today as they develop their organization’s digital roadmap, for key reasons we’ll examine below. Read more


REWIND: SharePoint is Back, Yammer… Not So Much. Two things really stood out among the many announcements that came out of Ignite: the rebirth of SharePoint on premises and the end of the line for Yammer. Read more

INSIDE NEWS: Microsoft Looks To Bring Social Back to SharePoint with Office Graph. Within the last two years, Microsoft has gone from laggard to innovator in the enterprise social space but with SharePoint and the Office 365 platform, the company must keep its eyes focused on productivity and demonstrate real business value if it wants to maintain leadership in the enterprise. Read more

MICROSOFT SHAREPOINT: Why Are We Still Hearing So Much About Adoption Issues? Although Microsoft SharePoint has been around for 14 years, it is still a major piece of enterprise software that many CIOs struggle to get internal acceptance for. Read more

EXPERT OPINION: Why SharePoint 2016 Needs to Address Integration Shortcomings. SharePoint integration must be really hard, judging by this new infographic, “Seven Alcoholic Drinks to Imbibe as Your SharePoint Integration Project Fails.” Read more


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ATTN: Federal & State CTOs CIOs CISOs: Daily Tech Update – July 28, 2015

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